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Friday, March 30, 2012

3M, hazani, garnero, seattle box, kao

REVERSED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1716 Ex Parte Wang et al 11/096,820 HOUSEL 102(b)/103(a) BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE EXAMINER ZERVIGON, RUDY

1742 Ex Parte Lawton et al 11/931,205 KRATZ 103(a) Bausch & Lomb Incorporated EXAMINER THROWER, LARRY W

2100 Computer Architecture and Software

2172 Ex Parte Bocionek et al 09/994,184 NAPPI 103(a) SCHIFF HARDIN, LLP EXAMINER ENGLAND, SARA M

2600 Communications

2626 Ex Parte Kiuchi et al 10/730,767 WHITEHEAD, JR. 103(a) ALPINE/BHGL EXAMINER WOZNIAK, JAMES S

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components

2837 Ex Parte Feeney et al 11/738,433 JEFFERY 103(a) JOSEPH SWAN, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION EXAMINER CHAN, KAWING

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

3643 Ex Parte Gordon et al 11/930,837 ASTORINO 102(b)/103(a) David Klein DEKEL PATENT LTD. EXAMINER NGUYEN, SON T

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3731 Ex Parte Igaki 10/220,472 SCHEINER 102(b)/103(a) Rader Fishman & Grauer EXAMINER NGUYEN, TUAN VAN

3734 Ex Parte Scheller et al 10/820,330 GRIMES 103(a) Evans & Dixon, LLC EXAMINER DOWE, KATHERINE MARIE

3736 Ex Parte Wollin 10/902,263 SCHEINER 103(a) FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP EXAMINER TOWA, RENE T

3761 Ex Parte Lam et al 11/155,981 SCHEINER 103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER KIDWELL, MICHELE M

3761 Ex Parte Wariar 11/345,702 GRIMES 103(a) SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, P.A. EXAMINER WIEST, PHILIP R

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)

3656 Ex Parte 7757582 et al Ex parte SHIMANO, INC. Patent Owner, Appellant 90/011,360 11/641,905 SONG 102(b)/103(a) GLOBAL IP COUNSELORS, LLP EXAMINER FETSUGA, ROBERT M original EXAMINER JOHNSON, VICKY A

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1771 Ex Parte Pawlak et al 11/432,692 FRANKLIN concurring NAGUMO 103(a) 103(a) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C. EXAMINER BOYER, RANDY

2600 Communications

2617 Ex Parte Adams et al 11/158,104 KRIVAK 103(a) 103(a) Borden Ladner Gervais LLP EXAMINER SHEDRICK, CHARLES TERRELL

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

3643 Ex Parte Gordon et al 11/293,178 ASTORINO 102(b)/103(a) 103(a) DEKEL PATENT LTD., DAVID KLEIN BEIT HAROF'IM EXAMINER NGUYEN, SON T

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3736 Ex Parte Kilcoyne et al 10/896,553 SCHEINER 102(b)/103(a)/obviousness-type double patenting Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP EXAMINER NGUYEN, HUONG Q

3765 Ex Parte Olofsson 10/761,401 SPAHN 102(b)/103(a) 112(2) NOVAK, DRUCE + QUIGG L.L.P. - PERGO EXAMINER SELF, SHELLEY M

If the words of limitation can connote with equal force a structural characteristic of the product or a process used to obtain it, then the limitation is commonly interpreted in its structural sense. See, e.g., 3M Innovative Props. Co. v. Avery Dennison Corp., 350 F.3d 1365, 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (“[E]ven words of limitation that can connote with equal force a structural characteristic of the product or a process of manufacture are commonly and by default interpreted in their structural sense….”); Hazani v. U.S. Int’l. Trade Com’n., 126 F.3d 1473, 1479 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (holding that claims to a plate having a “chemically engraved” surface are best characterized as pure product claims, since the “chemically engraved” limitation, read in context, describes the product more by its structure than by the process used to obtain it); see also In re Garnero, 412 F.2d 276, 278-79 (CCPA 1969) (noting that past-tense verbs such as “ ‘intermixed,’ ‘ground in place,’ ‘press fitted,’ ‘etched,’ and ‘welded,’ all . . . at one time or another have been separately held capable of construction as structural, rather than process, limitations.”).

Garnero, In re, 412 F.2d 276, 162 USPQ 221 (CCPA 1979) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2113


AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1733 Ex Parte Addington et al 11/089,977 PAK 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER ABOAGYE, MICHAEL

1774 Ex Parte Farrell 11/046,468 GARRIS 102(b) WALTER A. HACKLER, Ph.D. EXAMINER
COOLEY, CHARLES E

1774 Ex Parte Harms et al 10/539,139 FRANKLIN dissenting NAGUMO 103(a) RANKIN, HILL & CLARK LLP EXAMINER ANDERSON, DENISE R

2600 Communications

2617 Ex Parte Jagadeesan et al 11/003,201 WHITEHEAD, JR. 102(e)/103(a) BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. EXAMINER FARAGALLA, MICHAEL A

2628 Ex Parte Witter et al 11/251,599 BAUMEISTER 102(b)/103(a) TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. EXAMINER MARTELLO, EDWARD

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

3643 Ex Parte Rice et al 10/282,897 PER CURIAM 102(e)/103(a) FOLEY & LARDNER LLP EXAMINER PARSLEY, DAVID J

When the term “substantially” is recited by a claim, its meaning is determined from the specification. See Seattle Box Co., v. Indus. Crating & Packing, Inc., 731 F.2d 818, 826 (Fed. Cir. 1984).

Seattle Box Co. v. Industrial Crating & Packing, Inc., 731 F.2d 818, 221 USPQ 568 (Fed. Cir. 1984) .2173.05(b)

3674 Ex Parte Merideth et al 11/163,306 PER CURIAM 102(b)/102(e)/103(a) Jerome R. Drouillard EXAMINER LUGO, CARLOS

3687 Ex Parte Mazzara 10/736,491 FISCHETTI 103(a) Julia Church Dierker Dierker & Associates, P.C. EXAMINER IWARERE, OLUSEYE

3693 Ex Parte Mathews et al 10/453,396 CRAWFORD 103(a) ALSTON & BIRD, LLP EXAMINER KHATTAR, RAJESH

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3763 Ex Parte Weber et al 11/280,120 BONILLA 103(a) SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC EXAMINER SHUMATE, VICTORIA PEARL

“An examiner bears the initial burden of presenting a prima facie case of obviousness.” In re Huai-Hung Kao, 639 F.3d 1057, 1066 (Fed. Cir. 2011). “Once the examiner establishes a prima facie case of obviousness, the burden shifts to the applicant to rebut that case.” Id. If the applicant presents rebuttal evidence, such as unexpected results or that the prior art teaches away from the claimed invention, the Examiner “must consider the totality of the evidence to determine whether the obviousness rejection should stand.” Id.

3775 Ex Parte Hazebrouck et al 11/241,461 LEE 112(1)/102/103(a) MAGINOT, MOORE & BECK, LLP EXAMINER RAMANA, ANURADHA

Thursday, March 29, 2012

REVERSED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1715 Ex Parte Coak et al 11/289,920
HANLON 102(b)/103(a) DUKE W. YEE YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. EXAMINER GAMBETTA, KELLY M

1765 Ex Parte Thiede et al 11/660,807
SMITH 102(b) The Dow Chemical Company EXAMINER SERGENT, RABON A

1765 Ex Parte CREWS et al
11/849,820 TIMM 103(a) Mossman, Kumar and Tyler, PC EXAMINER FIGUEROA, JOHN J

1765 Ex Parte Huang et al 12/042,439
TIMM 103(a) Mossman, Kumar and Tyler, PC EXAMINER FIGUEROA, JOHN J

1777 Ex Parte Tsakalakos et al 11/633,205
HOFF 103(a) GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY EXAMINER WARRIOR, TANIKA D

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2142 Ex Parte Hintermeister et al 10/965,187
WINSOR 103(a) IBM CORPORATION, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW EXAMINER BONSHOCK, DENNIS G

2166 Ex Parte Shuster et al 10/882,718
THOMAS 102(e) MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. EXAMINER AHLUWALIA, NAVNEET K

2178 Ex Parte Bierbrauer et al 10/020,048
POTHIER 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 101 CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O''KEEFE, LLP STEVEN M. GREENBERG EXAMINER LUDWIG, MATTHEW J

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2443 Ex Parte Bono 10/745,431
MANTIS MERCADER 103(a) RICHARD AUCHTERLONIE NOVAK DRUCE & QUIGG, LLP EXAMINER BELANI, KISHIN G

2448 Ex Parte Cai et al
11/018,269 BAUMEISTER 102(e)/103(a) WERNER ULRICH EXAMINER SHINGLES, KRISTIE D

2478 Ex Parte Assa 10/450,242
KRIVAK 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER BEHARRY, NOEL R

2600 Communications
2611 Ex Parte Fulghum et al 10/720,492
WHITEHEAD, JR. 102(b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(1) COATS & BENNETT, PLLC EXAMINER BURD, KEVIN MICHAEL

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3617 Ex Parte Hine et al 12/082,457
STAICOVICI 103(a) T.H.P. Richardson EXAMINER OLSON, LARS A

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3788 Ex Parte Lee et al 10/890,748
ASTORINO 102(b)/103(a) 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY EXAMINER PICKETT, JOHN G

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2185 Ex Parte Chng et al 10/973,485
HOFF 102(b) 102(b)/103(a) SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC C/O WESTMAN, CHAMPLIN & KELLY, P.A. EXAMINER CHOE, YONG J

2600 Communications
2611 Ex Parte Fan et al
10/491,303 WHITEHEAD, JR. 102(e)/103(a) 103(a) Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. EXAMINER PATEL, DHAVAL V

2611 Ex Parte Staszewski et al 10/464,982
CHEN 102(e) 102(e)/103(a) TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED EXAMINER HA, DAC V

2618 Ex Parte Ibrahim et al 11/286,555
JEFFERY 103(a) 103(a) TKHR (Broadcom) EXAMINER HUANG, WEN WU

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3763 Ex Parte Summerville et al 11/294,256 GRIMES 103(a) 103(a) David W. Highet, VP & Chief IP Counsel Becton, Dickinson and Company EXAMINER BERDICHEVSKY, AARTI

3711 Ex Parte Page et al 11/312,216
ASTORINO 103(a) 103(a) BANNER & WITCOFF, LTD. EXAMINER WONG, STEVEN B

3767 Ex Parte Greter et al
11/083,879 KERINS 103(a) 103(a) MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP EXAMINER GILBERT, ANDREW M

3767 Ex Parte Greter et al
10/413,463 KERINS 103(a) 103(a) MCDONNELL BOEHNEN HULBERT & BERGHOFF LLP EXAMINER GILBERT, ANDREW M

3784 Ex Parte Cole et al
10/895,570 CALVE 103(a) 103(a) Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP EXAMINER AZIM, ABDUR RAHIM

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
1744 Ex Parte 7223361 et al Reckitt Benckiser Requester v. The Procter & Gamble Co. Patent Owner and Appellant 95/000,377 11/204,953 ROBERTSON 112(1)/103(a) 112(1)/103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER DIAMOND, ALAN D original EXAMINER JASTRZAB, KRISANNE MARIE

3722 Ex Parte 6213703 et al BOB HOLT Requester, Appellant, Cross-Respondent v. VICTOR MANUEL CELORIO GARRIDO. Patent Owner, Respondent, Cross-Appellant 95/000,393 09/559,500
TURNER dissenting in part TORCZON 102(b)/103(a) 102(b)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(b) 112(2) VICTOR MANUEL CELORIO GARRIDO EXAMINER JASTRZAB, JEFFREY R original EXAMINER HENDERSON, MARK T

AFFIRMED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1726 Ex Parte Digiuseppe 11/403,636
GARRIS 102(b)/103(a) Siemens Corporation EXAMINER LEE, CYNTHIA K

1732 Ex Parte Haitko et al 11/565,097
KATZ 112(1)/103(a) GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY EXAMINER WOOD, ELIZABETH D

1734 Ex Parte Rubinstein et al
11/357,881 PER CURIAM 102(b)/103(a) SHELL OIL COMPANY EXAMINER LEE, REBECCA Y

1734 Ex Parte Lindau
11/728,058 SMITH 102(b) WIGGIN AND DANA LLP EXAMINER VANOY, TIMOTHY C

1742 Ex Parte Nelson et al 12/330,850
SMITH 102(b)/103(a) DUKE W. YEE YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. EXAMINER KHARE, ATUL P

1744 Ex Parte Herman et al 11/564,253
KATZ 112(1)/103(a) ANDRUS, SCEALES, STARKE & SAWALL, LLP EXAMINER LEYSON, JOSEPH S

1763 Ex Parte Abuzaina 12/258,503
SMITH 102(b) Tyco Healthcare Group LP d/b/a Covidien EXAMINER LEONARD, MICHAEL L

1763 Ex Parte Eipper et al 11/632,703
GUEST 103(a) CONNOLLY BOVE LODGE & HUTZ LLP EXAMINER USELDING, JOHN E

1764 Ex Parte Eipper et al 10/587,997
GUEST 103(a) CONNOLLY BOVE LODGE & HUTZ LLP EXAMINER LEE, DORIS L

1781 Ex Parte Santos et al 10/967,885
FRANKLIN 112(2)/103(a) United States Marine Corps Marine Corps Combat Development Command EXAMINER DICUS, TAMRA

1782 Ex Parte Rado et al 10/900,726
FRANKLIN 112(2)/102(b)/103(a) EDWARDS WILDMAN PALMER LLP EXAMINER LEFF, STEVEN N

1798 Ex Parte Cramer et al 10/338,610
SMITH 103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER COLE, ELIZABETH M

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Barrett et al
11/008,813 HUGHES 102(b) Robert Williams IBM Corporation EXAMINER SPITTLE, MATTHEW D

2156 Ex Parte Chan et al
11/333,162 DANG 112(2)/103(a) CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & O''KEEFE, LLP STEVEN M. GREENBERG EXAMINER AL HASHEMI, SANA A

2172 Ex Parte Nelson et al 10/631,668
KOHUT 103(a) WONG, CABELLO, LUTSCH, RUTHERFORD & BRUCCULERI, L.L.P. EXAMINER ENGLAND, SARA M

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2448 Ex Parte Cai et al
11/018,267 BAUMEISTER 103(a) WERNER ULRICH EXAMINER SHINGLES, KRISTIE D

2488 Ex Parte Fleisher 10/987,426
RUGGIERO 103(a) KOLISCH HARTWELL, P.C. EXAMINER PERUNGAVOOR, SATHYANARAYA V

2492 Ex Parte Voorhees et al
10/672,390 POTHIER 103(a) Duft Bornsen & Fishman LLP EXAMINER NAJJAR, SALEH

2600 Communications
2629 Ex Parte Colmenarez et al 09/746,045 DANG 103(a) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS EXAMINER SHAPIRO, LEONID

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2815 Ex Parte Tsukahara et al 10/959,324 HOFF 103(a) MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP EXAMINER PARKER, KENNETH

2823 Ex Parte Matsuda 11/084,024
CHEN 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. EXAMINER STARK, JARRETT J

2837 Ex Parte Drel et al 11/521,832
THOMAS 103(a) HOFFMANN & BARON, LLP EXAMINER CHAN, KAWING

2883 Ex Parte Tsai et al 10/455,947
KOHUT 103(a) TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. EXAMINER EL SHAMMAA, MARY A

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Endler et al 10/820,470 FETTING 101/103(a) FITCH EVEN TABIN & FLANNERY, LLP EXAMINER ANDERSON, FOLASHADE


3694 Ex Parte Michelsen et al 10/987,201 LORIN 103(a) KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP EXAMINER MONFELDT, SARAH M

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3736 Ex Parte Schreiner 11/047,220
SCHEINER 103(a) PHILIP S. JOHNSON JOHNSON & JOHNSON EXAMINER EISEMAN, ADAM JARED

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)
1617 Ex Parte 7148211 et al COBREK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Requester and Respondent v. Patent of GENZYME CORPORATION Patent Owner and Appellant 95/001,245 10/247,765
DELMENDO 103(a) FITZPATRICK CELLA HARPER & SCINTO EXAMINER HUANG, EVELYN MEI original EXAMINER MITCHELL, GREGORY W

REHEARING

DENIED
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components

2872 Ex Parte Barth et al 11/932,170 WINSOR 103(a) PATTERSON THUENTE CHRISTENSEN PEDERSEN, P.A. EXAMINER SCHWARTZ, JORDAN MARC

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

buchner

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering 
1714 Ex Parte SUN et al 11/845,620 FRANKLIN 112(1) LAW OFFICES OF CHARLES GUENZER ATTN: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. EXAMINER BLAN, NICOLE R 

1716 Ex Parte Davis et al 10/674,568 KRATZ 103(a) PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP - - APPM/TX EXAMINER KACKAR, RAM N 

1724 Ex Parte Boxhoorn et al 10/518,695 TIMM 103(a) Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (NV) EXAMINER MCDONALD, RODNEY GLENN 

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2158 Ex Parte Krishnaswamy 11/537,974 ZECHER 103(a) GATES & COOPER LLP EXAMINER PENG, HUAWEN A 

2158 Ex Parte Storms et al 10/038,071 THOMAS 102(e)/103(a) GATES & COOPER LLP - Autodesk EXAMINER BETIT, JACOB F 

2165 Ex Parte Santosuosso 11/463,623 THOMAS 102(b) IBM CORPORATION EXAMINER RADTKE, MARK A 

2184 Ex Parte Seto et al 11/097,903 POTHIER 103(a) CHRISTOPHER P MAIORANA, PC LSI Corporation EXAMINER TSENG, CHENG YUAN 

2192 Ex Parte Hertling et al 09/879,399 RUGGIERO 102(e)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER DAO, THUY CHAN 

2196 Ex Parte Ault et al 12/061,719 BAUMEISTER Concurring-In-Part POTHIER 112(2)/103(a) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION Richard Lau EXAMINER HUARACHA, WILLY W

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2432 Ex Parte Chandrashekhar et al 10/348,742 MORGAN 102(e) WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. EXAMINER NOBAHAR, ABDULHAKIM

2436 Ex Parte Donley et al 10/401,919 HUGHES 102(b) SHERIDAN ROSS P.C. EXAMINER REZA, MOHAMMAD W

2439 Ex Parte Hopen et al 11/009,692 STEPHENS 102(b)103(a) CARR & FERRELL LLP EXAMINER LAFORGIA, CHRISTIAN A

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3687 Ex Parte Weel et al 11/652,037 LORIN 103(a) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C. EXAMINER ADE, OGER GARCIA 

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3727 Ex Parte McClure 11/370,713 LEE 103(a) ROBERT R. WATERS, ESQ. WATERS LAW OFFICE, PLLC EXAMINER SHAKERI, HADI 

3748 Ex Parte Persson et al 11/466,473 BAHR 103(a) WRB-IP LLP EXAMINER ESHETE, ZELALEM

3753 Ex Parte Leimer 11/421,646 BAUMEISTER 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102(b) MARSHALL & MELHORN, LLC EXAMINER BASTIANELLI, JOHN

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2193 Ex Parte Shapiro 11/428,374 HAHN  112(2)/102/103(a) obviousness-type double patenting/102/103(a) LEMAIRE PATENT LAW FIRM, P.L.L.C. EXAMINER VU, TUAN A 

In re Buchner, 929 F.2d 660, 661 (Fed. Cir. 1991) (A patent need not teach, and preferably omits, what is well known in the art).

Buchner, In re, 929 F.2d 660, 18 USPQ2d 1331 (Fed. Cir. 1991) . . .716.09, 2107.02, 2164.01, 2164.05, 2164.05(a), 2164.08

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2432 Ex Parte Langelaar 10/497,334 COURTENAY 103(a) 103(a) Philips Electronics North America Corporation EXAMINER ALMEIDA, DEVIN E 

2600 Communications
2612 Ex Parte Bares et al 11/186,666 DANG 103(a) 102(b)/103(a) Zilka-Kotab, PC EXAMINER KHAN, OMER S

2628 Ex Parte Hauser et al 10/796,695 WHITEHEAD, JR. 102(e)/103(a) 102(e)/103(a) KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP EXAMINER RICHER, AARON M 

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3761 Ex Parte Olson 11/246,414 FREDMAN 102(a)/103(a) 102(a) KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. EXAMINER KIDWELL, MICHELE M

3761 Ex Parte Smith 11/553,780 WALSH 103(a) 103(a) MAGINOT, MOORE & BECK, LLP EXAMINER HANRAHAN, BENEDICT L

3781 Ex Parte Hall et al 12/504,298 PRATS 102(b) 102(b)/103(a) Evans & Dixon, LLC EXAMINER SMALLEY, JAMES N

AFFIRMED  

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering 
1725 Ex Parte Watanabe et al 10/469,119 FRANKLIN dissenting in part and concurring in part NAGUMO 112(1)/103(a)/nonstatutory obviousness-type double patenting MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC EXAMINER CREPEAU, JONATHAN 

1734 Ex Parte Mahling et al 10/535,375 FRANKLIN 103(a) DILWORTH IP, LLC EXAMINER NGUYEN, NGOC YEN M 

1778 Ex Parte Halaka 11/555,975 FRANKLIN 112(1)/102(b)/103(a) Talivaldis Cepuritis Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd. EXAMINER KURTZ, BENJAMIN M 

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2173 Ex Parte Bartek et al 10/213,857 DILLON 103(a)/112(1)/112(2) Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC EXAMINER BASOM, BLAINE T  

2181 Ex Parte Klein et al 11/011,049 STEPHENS 102(b) FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP EXAMINER GEIB, BENJAMIN P 

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2441 Ex Parte Minhazuddin 10/232,453 COURTENAY 103(a) JOHN C. MORAN, ATTORNEY, P.C. EXAMINER HIGA, BRENDAN Y 

2432 Ex Parte Balard et al 10/618,861 SIU 103(a) TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED EXAMINER LANIER, BENJAMIN E 

2445 Ex Parte Davis et al 10/796,161 HUGHES 103(a) IBM CORPORATION EXAMINER JAKOVAC, RYAN J 

2473 Ex Parte Simmons et al 10/159,718 DANG 103(a) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY &  STANDARDS EXAMINER NGO, NGUYEN HOANG 

2482 Ex Parte Miro Sorolla et al 10/326,019 WHITEHEAD, JR. 102(b) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS EXAMINER LEE, Y YOUNG 

2491 Ex Parte Ahamed et al 10/425,384 MORGAN 102(e) WALL & TONG, LLP/ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC. EXAMINER PATEL, ASHOKKUMAR B

2600 Communications
2617 Ex Parte Lund et al 09/873,933 CHEN 103(a) SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT, P. A. EXAMINER TAYLOR, BARRY W 

2618 Ex Parte Shah 11/005,670 WHITEHEAD, JR. 102(b)/103(a) AT&T Legal Department - Moazzam EXAMINER PEREZ, ANGELICA 

2628 Ex Parte Hosokawa et al 10/444,868 RUGGIERO 102(b) RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP EXAMINER RICHER, AARON M 

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
2813 Ex Parte Hauser et al 10/685,308 DANG 103(a) Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC EXAMINER MITCHELL, JAMES M 

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
3623 Ex Parte Moyer et al 10/441,841 PETRAVICK 103(a) Larry R. Meenan Kennametal Inc. EXAMINER CHOI, PETER H 

3635 Ex Parte Rassaian et al 11/237,106 CALVE 103(a) HARNESS DICKEY & PIERCE, PLC EXAMINER PAINTER, BRANON C 

3663 Ex Parte Baharav et al 11/089,298 McCARTHY 103(a) Agilent Technologies, Inc. in care of: CPA Global  EXAMINER CHEN, SHELLEY 

3691 Ex Parte Asano et al 09/774,682 MOHANTY 103(a) RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC EXAMINER POINVIL, FRANTZY

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3711 Ex Parte Gobush 11/211,537 PETRAVICK 103(a) MURPHY & KING PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION EXAMINER BLAU, STEPHEN LUTHER

3734 Ex Parte Jenson et al 11/354,377 FRANKLIN 103(a) SEAGER, TUFTE & WICKHEM, LLC EXAMINER HOLLM, JONATHAN A

REHEARING  

DENIED

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte McEwen et al 11/153,667 GRIMES 103(a) HANCOCK HUGHEY LLP EXAMINER MCEVOY, THOMAS M 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

datamize, solomon, miyazaki

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
1625 Ex Parte Banholzer et al 10/977,753 WALSH concurring FREDMAN 103(a) MICHAEL P. MORRIS BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM USA CORPORATION EXAMINER DESAI, RITA J

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering

1716 Ex Parte Hayami et al 10/864,538 COLAIANNI 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. EXAMINER KACKAR, RAM N

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security

2444 Ex Parte Banerjee et al 10/640,847 BISK 102(e) Yudell Isidore Ng Russell PLLC EXAMINER CHRISTENSEN, SCOTT B

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components

2872 Ex Parte Borchard 10/423,395 HAHN 103(a) Christie Parker & Hale LLP EXAMINER ALLEN, STEPHONE B

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

3654 Ex Parte Adifon et al 10/520,756 McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY EXAMINER KRUER, STEFAN

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3718 Ex Parte Giobbi 10/630,141 KAUFFMAN 103(a) NIXON PEABODY LLP EXAMINER YOO, JASSON H

3723 Ex Parte Ashfield 10/674,852 McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) MICHAEL, BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP EXAMINER ELEY, TIMOTHY V

3731 Ex Parte Palumbo et al 11/157,833 McCOLLUM 102(e) BACON & THOMAS, PLLC EXAMINER LANG, AMY T


AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1775 Ex Parte Deckman et al 11/880,207 COLAIANNI 103(a) 103(a) ExxonMobile Research and Engineering Company EXAMINER GRAHAM, CHANTEL LORAN

1767 Ex Parte Hong et al 11/761,332 GAUDETTE 102(b)/obviousness-type double patenting 102(b)/103(a) Kilyk & Bowersox, P.L.L.C. EXAMINER PEPITONE, MICHAEL F

2100 Computer Architecture and Software

2197 Ex Parte Ireland 10/709,917 COURTENAY 103(a) 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 112(2) Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. EXAMINER WANG, RONGFA PHILIP

The Federal Circuit Court has held in post-issuance patent infringement cases that the definiteness requirement “does not compel absolute clarity” and “only claims ‘not amenable to construction’ or ‘insolubly ambiguous’ are indefinite.” Datamize, LLC v. Plumtree Software, Inc., 417 F.3d 1342, 1347 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (citations omitted). The claim as a whole must be considered to determine whether it apprises one of ordinary skill in the art of its scope, and therefore serves the notice function required by 35 U.S.C. § 112, second paragraph by providing clear warning to others as to what constitutes the infringement of the patent. Solomon v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., 216 F.3d 1372, 1379 (Fed. Cir. 2000)(emphasis added).

Solomon v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., 216 F.3d 1372, 55 USPQ2d 1279 (Fed. Cir. 2000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2172

However, when a patent application is pending before the USPTO, “if a claim is amenable to two or more plausible claim constructions, the USPTO is justified in requiring the applicant to more precisely define the metes and bounds of the claimed invention by holding the claim unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 112, second paragraph, as indefinite.” Ex parte Miyazaki, 89 USPQ2d 1207, 1211 (BPAI 2008) (precedential).

Thus, a claim that is not indefinite under the Federal Circuit Court’s “insolubly ambiguous” standard (as applied to issued patent claims), may be considered indefinite under the USPTO Miyazaki standard of review that employs a lower threshold of ambiguity for pending patent application claims.

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security

2444 Ex Parte Miyazaki 10/255,626 DANG 103(a) 102(e)/103(a) BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH EXAMINER SERRAO, RANODHI N

2600 Communications

2614 Ex Parte Kenoyer et al 10/105,752 THOMAS 103(a) 103(a) WONG, CABELLO, LUTSCH, RUTHERFORD & BRUCCULERI, L.L.P. EXAMINER RAMAKRISHNAIAH, MELUR

2617 Ex Parte Wang et al 10/514,311 BAUMEISTER 103(a) 103(a) Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations THOMSON Licensing LLC EXAMINER SAMS, MATTHEW C

2625 Ex Parte Morovic 11/256,947 JEFFERY 103(a) 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER CAMMACK, DAVID S

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

3611 Ex Parte Cassoni 10/815,202 McCARTHY 103(a) 103(a) Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC EXAMINER YEAGLEY, DANIEL S

3665 Ex Parte Lazarz et al 11/091,996 McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) 102(b)/103(a) OSTROLENK FABER LLP EXAMINER NGUYEN, CHUONG P

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3721 Ex Parte Stemmle 11/187,384 SPAHN 102(b) 102(b)/103(a) PITNEY BOWES INC. EXAMINER TRUONG, THANH K

3724 Ex Parte Walker et al 11/375,661 LEE 103(a) 103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY EXAMINER MICHALSKI, SEAN M

3765 Ex Parte Powell et al 11/070,582 SPAHN 103(a) 103(a) SHERIDAN ROSS PC EXAMINER QUINN, RICHALE LEE


AFFIRMED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1721 Ex Parte Bossidan et al 10/575,293 COLAIANNI 112(1) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER RODEE, CHRISTOPHER D

1742 Ex Parte Brown Ex parte THE BOEING COMPANY Appellant 11/314,475 SCHAFER 103(a) DUKE W. YEE YEE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. EXAMINER HAUTH, GALEN H

1745 Ex Parte Stevens et al 10/838,108 TIMM 102(b)/103(a) Becton, Dickinson and Company EXAMINER KOCH, GEORGE R

1771 Ex Parte Lloyd et al 10/738,078 FRANKLIN 103(a) SHELL OIL COMPANY EXAMINER MCAVOY, ELLEN M

1787 Ex Parte Church et al 11/956,672 FRANKLIN 103(a) WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK S C EXAMINER CHEN, VIVIAN

2100 Computer Architecture and Software

2128 Ex Parte Rosenthal et al 10/289,662 HUGHES 101/102(b)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER SAXENA, AKASH

2600 Communications

2612 Ex Parte Braun 09/940,616 MANTIS MERCADER 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER POPE, DARYL C

2612 Ex Parte Breed et al 11/502,039 RUGGIERO 103(a) BRIAN ROFFE, ESQ EXAMINER LABBEES, EDNY

2612 Ex Parte Lax 12/237,623 WHITEHEAD, JR. 103(a) KELLY LOWRY & KELLEY, LLP EXAMINER YACOB, SISAY

2617 Ex Parte Bednasz 10/829,637 FRAHM 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 103(a) COATS & BENNETT/SONY ERICSSON EXAMINER CUMMING, WILLIAM D

2617 Ex Parte Leung 11/156,097 PER CURIAM 102(e) KAM LUNG LEUNG EXAMINER CHO, UN C

2618 Ex Parte Nurminen et al 11/054,048 KOHUT 103(a) Nokia Corporation and Alston & Bird LLP EXAMINER PAN, YUWEN

2627 Ex Parte Adelmann 11/702,721 JEFFERY 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER SIMPSON, LIXI CHOW

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components

2813 Ex Parte Iyer et al 11/327,930 HAHN 103(a) TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. EXAMINER BLUM, DAVID S

2817 Ex Parte Pfeiffer et al 11/619,765 JEFFERY 103(a) Frank V. DeRosa, Esq. F. CHAU & ASSOCIATES, LLC EXAMINER JOHNSON, RYAN

2837 Ex Parte Elliott et al 10/154,038 RUGGIERO 103(a) HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP EXAMINER BENSON, WALTER

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

3637 Ex Parte Tucker 12/180,269 SPAHN 112(1)/103(a) The Affordable Patent Service EXAMINER ROHRHOFF, DANIEL J

3652 Ex Parte Hoe et al 10/184,233 HORNER 103(a) FELLRS, SNIDER, BLANKENSHIP, BAILEY & TIPPENS, P.C EXAMINER UNDERWOOD, DONALD W

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3731 Ex Parte Hertweck et al 11/595,544 FRANKLIN 102(b)/103(a) Bausch & Lomb Incorporated EXAMINER MILES, JONATHAN WADE

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)

1723 Ex Parte 6979117 et al Vita-Mix Corporation Requester v. K-TEC, Inc. Patent Owner 95/000,228, 90/009,113, 90/008,814 ROBERTSON 102(e)/103(a) HOLLAND & HART EXAMINER STEIN, STEPHEN J original EXAMINER COOLEY, CHARLES E

REHEARING

DENIED

2100 Computer Architecture and Software

2111 Ex Parte Blanton et al 11/593,762 POTHIER 103(a) WARN PARTNERS, P.C. EXAMINER HUYNH, KIM T

Monday, March 26, 2012

three-dimensional, bing shun, badasa

REVERSED
2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2482 Ex Parte Bruls et al 10/493,267 BAUMEISTER 102(e)/103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b) 102(e) U S Philips Corporation EXAMINER ANYIKIRE, CHIKAODILI E

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)

1725 Ex Parte 6849827 et al THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY Requester and Appellant v. Patent of ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC. Patent Owner and Respondent 95/000,216 09/827,440 PER CURIAM 103(a) 37 C.F.R. § 41.77(b) 112(2) GEORGE R. CORRIGAN CORRIGAN LAW OFFICE EXAMINER DEB, ANJAN K original EXAMINER SHAW, CLIFFORD C

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2484 Ex Parte Jones et al 09/792,791 JEFFERY 103(a) 112(2)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER SHIBRU, HELEN

2600 Communications

2617 Ex Parte Welnick et al 10/626,184 JEFFERY 103(a) 103(a) MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC EXAMINER ADDY, ANTHONY S

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3763 Ex Parte Randolph 10/895,592 FRANKLIN 103(a) 103(a) KINETIC CONCEPTS, INC. c/o SNR DENTON US LLP EXAMINER VU, QUYNH-NHU HOANG

AFFIRMED
2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2111 Ex Parte Jones et al 11/479,523 JEFFERY 102(e)/103(a) The TPL Group C/O Alliacense Limited LLC EXAMINER STIGLIC, RYAN M

See Ex Parte Three-Dimensional Media Group. Ltd. No. 2009-0040087 , 2010 WL 3017280 (BPAI 2010) (non-precedential), at *17 (Wikipedia is generally not considered to be as trustworthy as traditional sources for several reasons, for example, because (1) it is not peer reviewed; (2) the authors are unknown; and (3) apparently anyone can contribute to the source definition.); see also Bing Shun Li v. Holder, 2010 WL 4368369 (5th Cir. 2010) (unpublished) at *2 (noting Wikipedia's unreliability and citing Badasa v. Mukasey, 540 F.3d 909, 910-11 (8th Cir. 2008))

2162 Ex Parte Homiller 10/921,440 DROESCH 103(a) MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. EXAMINER FLEURANTIN, JEAN B

2176 Ex Parte Cantwell et al 10/403,666 HOMERE 103(a) HOFFMAN WARNICK LLC EXAMINER DYER, ANDREW R

2192 Ex Parte Shapiro 11/428,352 HAHN 103(a)/obviousness-type double patenting LEMAIRE PATENT LAW FIRM, P.L.L.C. EXAMINER YIGDALL, MICHAEL J

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security

2421 Ex Parte Hodge et al 09/866,765 SIU 102(b)/103(a) WOODCOCK WASHBURN LLP EXAMINER PARRY, CHRISTOPHER L

2448 Ex Parte Mathew et al 10/465,676 POTHIER 103(a) BUCKLEY, MASCHOFF & TALWALKAR LLC EXAMINER WHIPPLE, BRIAN P

2600 Communications

2612 Ex Parte Morrow et al 11/489,657 JEFFERY 103(a) Wells St. John P.S. EXAMINER MORTELL, JOHN F

2624 Ex Parte Ii et al 10/294,534 SAADAT 102(b) TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO L.L.P. EXAMINER CARTER, AARON W

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

3616 Ex Parte Breed et al 11/418,517 BAHR 103(a) BRIAN ROFFE, ESQ EXAMINER
CULBRETH, ERIC D

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3731 Ex Parte DesNoyer 11/299,130 GREEN 103(a) SQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP EXAMINER SIMPSON, SARAH A

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)

1651 Ex Parte 6,812,009 et al LONZA AG Requester & Respondent v. MARTEK BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION Patent Owner & Appellant 95/001,082 10/082,340 LEBOVITZ 103(a) Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C EXAMINER PONNALURI, PADMASHRI original EXAMINER SRIVASTAVA, KAILASH C

REHEARING

DENIED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering

1766 Ex Parte Chou et al 11/157,893 ADAMS 102/103 E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY EXAMINER BOYLE, KARA BRADY

DENIED
3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)

2761 Ex Parte 6023683 et al Ex parte EPLUS, INC., Appellant and Assignee 90/008,104 08/288,577 TURNER 102 GOODWIN PROCTER LLP EXAMINER POKRZYWA, JOSEPH R original EXAMINER COSIMANO, EDWARD R

Friday, March 23, 2012

IMS

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1777 Ex Parte GODDARD et al 11/923,403 FRANKLIN 103(a) WOODCOCK WASHBURN LLP EXAMINER XU, XIAOYUN

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2165 Ex Parte Brill
10/600,797 HOFF 102(a)/103(a) LEE & HAYES, PLLC EXAMINER HICKS, MICHAEL J


2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
2444 Ex Parte Wilson 09/731,019
FETTING 103(a) SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/EBAY EXAMINER CHRISTENSEN, SCOTT B


3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design
3731 Ex Parte Abrams et al
11/028,808 FREDMAN 102(b)/103(a) Richard A. Arrett VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. EXAMINER SZPIRA, JULIE ANN

3735 Ex Parte Laermer et al 11/639,052
FRANKLIN 103(a) KENYON & KENYON LLP EXAMINER TOTH, KAREN E

3772 Ex Parte Paschal et al 10/139,513
GREENHUT 103(a) OFFICE OF THE STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE U.S. ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND MATERIEL COMMAND ATTN: MCMR-JA (MS. ELIZABETH ARWINE) EXAMINER BROWN, MICHAEL A


AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2100 Computer Architecture and Software
2193 Ex Parte Marolia et al 10/879,869 DANG 103(a) 103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER VU, TUAN A

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security

2456 Ex Parte Shima 10/491,338 KRIVAK 102(b) 103(a) SUGHRUE MION, PLLC EXAMINER BARQADLE, YASIN M

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

3634 Ex Parte Thompson 11/052,071 CALVE 112(2) 102(b)/103(a) ROBERT A. VANDERHYE EXAMINER CHIN SHUE, ALVIN C

See IMS Technology, Inc. v. Haas Automation, Inc., 206 F. 3d 1422, 1434 (Fed. Cir. 2000) (The phrase "control apparatus" in the preamble merely gives a descriptive name to the set of limitations in the body of the claim that completely set forth the invention. Its use does not limit the claims, as Haas contends, to a control apparatus that is separate from the machine tool. The claim is infringed by any apparatus encompassing all of the limitations in the body of the claim.)


IMS Technology Inc. v. Haas Automation Inc., 206 F.3d 1422, 54 USPQ2d 1129 (Fed. Cir. 2000) . .2181, 2183, 2184

AFFIRMED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
1759 Ex Parte Kasule 11/315,535 TIMM 112(2)/103(a) BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C. c/o CPA Global EXAMINER WONG, EDNA

1774
Ex Parte Dirkse et al 10/559,309 PER CURIAM 103(a) SHELL OIL COMPANY EXAMINER LEUNG, JENNIFER A

1775
Ex Parte Oresti et al 10/594,592 PER CURIAM 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, L.L.P. EXAMINER SHUMATE, ANTHONY R

2100 Computer Architecture and Software

2169 Ex Parte DeLorme et al 10/777,869 THOMAS 103(a) IBM CORPORATION EXAMINER KIM, PAUL

2173
Ex Parte Kracht 10/963,352 JEFFERY 103(a) SAP / FINNEGAN, HENDERSON LLP EXAMINER HAILU, TADESSE

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security

2467 Ex Parte Kim et al 10/999,703 SAADAT 103(a) Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP EXAMINER MAIS, MARK A

2472
Ex Parte Acharya et al 10/853,422 DILLON 112(2)/103(a) Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP EXAMINER CHRISS, ANDREW W

2600 Communications

2611 Ex Parte Reisinger et al 09/994,197 SAADAT 103(a) LERNER GREENBERG STEMER LLP EXAMINER KIM, KEVIN

2625
Ex Parte Haines 09/738,795 MacDONALD 102(e)/103(a) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY EXAMINER PHAM, THIERRY L

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

3627 Ex Parte Anderson et al 10/686,425 FETTING 103(a) FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (NY) EXAMINER REFAI, RAMSEY

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Design

3733 Ex Parte Schlienger et al 11/409,398 PRATS 102(e)/103(a) Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP EXAMINER COTRONEO, STEVEN J

3738
Ex Parte Girton 10/858,589 WALSH 103(a) VIDAS, ARRETT & STEINKRAUS, P.A. Richard A. Arrett EXAMINER MILLER, CHERYL L

3900 Central Reexamination Unit (CRU)

1714 Ex Parte 7279018 et al 90/010,549 10/655,798 ROBERTSON 103(a) FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP EXAMINER LOPEZ, CARLOS N original EXAMINER TOOMER, CEPHIA D